What Does Lunge Mean?


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The word lunge has its origin in Old French and is taken from the word alongier. Alongier means 'to lengthen'. The prefix 'a' means 'to' and longier means 'long'. Later, alongier was altered as allonger by the French. Then, allonger was adapted as allonge which means 'to thrust'. When someone lunges forward, he moves with a sudden forward movement. For example: he lunged to catch the falling glass vase.

As a verb, lunge could also mean 'to make a sudden pass or an abrupt thrust'. Such an abrupt pass or thrust could also be termed as lunge. A sudden or impulsive movement or dive is also known as lunge.

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